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Us 10, San Francisco 9, Lou Gerardo 6, David Chu 4, Luke 3, Barbara Garcia 3, Warren Browner 3, Paul Kumar 2, Lee 2, David Campos 1, Vince 1, Baker 1, Ferrel 1, Mike Ferrel 1, Mark Ferrel 1, Lou 1, Stephanie 1, Our City 1, Paul 1, City 1,
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    March 21, 2013
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a tremendous effort, good faith on all sides and i look forward to working with all of us and most importantly to lou gerardo who is in front of you. he's not only the most famous baker, but i will tell you straight up, if it weren't for him, we would not have gotten through this process. it was lou gerardo who put this together. thank you so much for all your efforts. >> so i will briefly touch on
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the elements of this deal that are incredibly significant. first of all cathedral hill and new campus for cpmc, originally it was going to be 550 bed hospital, today it's 250 beds approximately half the size to also build additional 30 beds. while smaller, this does reflect the concerns of the local neighborhood and as well as relating to saint luke's. but most importantly it does create a brand new hospital at cathedral hill. this hospital will be c pmc flagship. for our neighborhoods, it not
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only provides great access to health care but the facilities are located in our neighborhoods and making sure we heard the concerns of our neighborhood groups and coalitions and make sure those were met. we have please to have worked out arrangement, the campus, the new campus are all being met and that was an incredible part of what we do here in san francisco to listen to our neighborhood and what we represent today and lastly the financial aspects of it, the financial and budget committee is something that i'm focused on. we spend over $800 million a year to health care. certainly that issue that we
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are going to be tackling soon is had $4.4 billion for our health care. this is what matter for our city. we have an agreement that protects our financial agreement as a city and we have also learned so much in this process and we are going to continue to keep our city our eye on the ball and make sure we have a secure city. and to thank people around the podium here for different city departments, barbara garcia i , to all of our trade members, to the community coalition, to vince from the alliance, this has been a group effort and a group supporting us today. i couldn't be prouder to be part of it. at that point we turn it back to
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lou gerardo. [ applause ] . the next person that i would like to introduce is supervisor david campos. we talked about 40 hours of meetings but we didn't talk about the hours and hours of telephone calls and constituent meetings and i would say these fellows put out about over 200 hours in the process. david has been an incredible champion for this campus in particular for saint luke's and the need for this area. i didn't know david before i came to this process and i walk away from this process with great add admiration. >> i want to thank and
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acknowledge many people. i want to give credit where credit is due. lou gerardo. one of the honors that you have is you get to meet and know a lot of people throughout the district that you represent and i have yet to mean anyone who is more impressive in terms of your commitment and intelligence and true sense of dedication. i think mike ferrel said it well, you are a treasure here in san francisco. now that this is done, i know the white house is looking for someone to work on the middle east. i think you are a great candidate for that. i want to thank mayor lee for his remarks and thank his staff ken rich who has put a lot of time and effort in oh of course the different departments that came to
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support us. i really cannot be prouder of the work that we collectively as members of the board of supervisors did here. i want to acknowledge david chu and mark ferrel. the three amigos, maybe it's the board of supervisors. but what was so incredible was that in the process of representing different concerns that we made a commitment to make sure we worked together and i do believe that supervisor ferrel is right, that this is not only a testament to what happened here but a road map for going forward as a city and board of supervisors can work and deal with issues and resolve them. i want to thank people from my staff, harry who is here with
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her new baby and stephanie and others who put hours into staffing these issues. i especially want to acknowledge the community coalition. this is a victory for them at the end of the day. there are so many organizations and you will see a list of them that they are the ones who have been advocating for making sure that this project be build, but that it be built right and i want to thank them for making that happen. we are here today because of your efforts, and we as a board, we as a city are grateful for the true contributions you have made. thank you, let's give the coalition a big round of applause and i especially want to acknowledge that liaison, paul kumar, i don't see him in
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the crowd. i think it's fair to say that paul was an integral part to making this happen. thank you paul for your great work. let me talk about saint luke's, in life you come to full circle. i first came to saint luke's when i finished school. i graduated and didn't have health insurance and i was pretty sick and i didn't know what to do. i learned about saint luke's it where people who find themselves in my predictment go. my mom was ill and we had to take her to the er. they saved her life. it's
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very personal to me. the test for me has always been we want saint luke's to be a world class hospital. this dealen insures that we get that. we have 120 beds. which is a 50 percent increase from the original proposal, but more importantly, saint luke's plays a more important role as part of the larger cpmc system. cpmc by making it a larger hospital is making a real commitment to ensure this hospital will continue to serve this community for years to come. it's not just the size of the hospital but the specific requirements that i'm happy to talk to you afterwards that
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actually required and followed the guidelines that the law provides but also that it provides specialties and a center of excellence that is specifically outlined to ensure that saint luke's is a successful hospital. and something that is very important and something that we fought for and i appreciate the fact that cpmc is willing to work with us on that and also making sure that we have the option of building a medical office building to ensure the success of this hospital. so i am very proud of this result and as a supervisor for this district, we are here at saint luke's. i think that many many people will look back and be very grateful that we collectively got to this result. [ applause ] >> i also want to talk about health care and one of the things that is a really
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critical part of this agreement is there is a health innovation fund of 900-0000, working with the department of public health. included in that will be addressing the specific needs of the communities and neighborhoods that surrounds saint luke's with a focus on mental health which is a big priority for us. i'm very proud of that piece. and then, something that is also very crucial is the issue of housing and the affordability of housing is one of the issues we face as a city because it determines who gets to live in san francisco and i'm proud that this deal not only maintains the level of affordable housing that it actually increases it from $29
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million to $36.5 million that you should be very proud of. i want to thank everyone who made this happen. i look forward to engage with me colleagues, to make sure they why this is such a good deal and to verify the terms of this agreement and i'm very proud to be part of this group today. i will turn it over to lou gerardo. >> thank you, david. the next speaker is supervisor david chu. david is an amazing strategist, a very good leader, a man who has a lot by example including riding a bicycle in the rain which was amazing when he came to meetings wet and got
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32 you the meetings we went through. it is my honor to introduce the president of the board of supervisors david chu. [ applause ] . what a great day. this is a tremendous day. a great day for the future health of san francisco. let me start by admitting no that you we are here, when we first started project i was not hugely optimistic that we are going to get here. i want to echo and appreciation for everyone who sat at the operating table to create this critical project. success has a lot of parents and let me first start by thanking my colleagues to what he referred to as the three
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amigos. i of course want to thank the many city staffers that brought us out today. i want to bring out the hundreds of folks but in particular thank you mr. mayor for working with us and in particular ken rich, you really get one of the major unsung hero award for your efforts. i want to take a moment also to thank our counter parts across the table from cpmc, this is a different conference than the conference i called for back in july, is that right? i want to thank
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you for your demonstration in san francisco and i look forward to opening up a brand new saint luke's and cathedral hospital. of course much has been said about gerardo, if you are looking for a feature story to do on someone. david has already suggested he go to the middle east. i'm going to ask lou, we need some help with homelessness and i wonder if you are ready for that task. oor there is literally thousands of people that interacted with city hall to make sure we address the housing labor issues, the
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transit issue, the neighborhood issues. we can go on and on but this deal wouldn't have been put together without all of your input. let me flush out other issues. first of all this is going to be 50 percent larger and a cathedral hill that will be smaller in addition to the health care innovation fund and issues around how we deal with cost limitations. we do have significant provisions about the future of the charity care. in the original development agreement that we were discussing many months ago, there was a dollar commitment to that charity care in this agreement we are taking a comparable commitment of the number of charity care patients per year that will be taken care of, approximately 30,000 a
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year which is a better way to measure the charity care than the obama care coming down the pike. there is a hundred new lives they will take care of including 1500 that will come in the tenderloin neighborhood. another topic that has been around is local hiring and work force training, i know my friend from the building trade, cpmc will continue to hire for jobs from san francisco. but in addition to that we have improved the provisions for permanent entry level jobs. initially there were several jobs we were committing to, we
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have agreed to 40 percent of new entry level permanent jobs will come from san francisco. these will come from residents from real working class neighborhoods, the southeast neighborhood, sonoma, tend lions and also the work force training to $4 million. le me talk about transportation the intersection at the site. there were a lot of questions about potential 28,000 new car trips to that sight. let me say a
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couple things, obviously with the hospital half the size, that is less congestion to the area. the parking garage is about 200 parking spots smaller there will be $14 million to provide transit. other pedestrian safety and transit i am improvements that we need in the neighborhood. in addition to that i want to thank cpmc to help manage traffic congestion and more policies to use clipper card. this afternoon at the board of supervisors we will be introducing 10-page
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single space that lays this out. i first want to thank all of you to make sure this becomes a reality. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, david. the next speaker that i would like to introduce is warren browner the ceo of cpmc and be at the stable for the last few months. i believe he suffered fatigue and is worried at times but kept himself together and represented c p m c well with a vision and thought process for the common good for the patients of cpmc and tomorrow and would like to thank him for bringing this all to a
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conclusion. i present to you warren browner. >> thanks, well, as you heard, i'm the c o. i would like to say welcome. let me tell you that what you thought was fatigue was actually walking pneumonia which i'm slowly getting better. my grandmother would have called it a chest cold but modern technology substantiated more serious that that. i want to thank all who came and our colleagues who have been supporting this project from the very beginning. [ applause ] two members of the board of west bay hospitals. bishop mark
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andres and everyone who has been incredibly supportive of everything we have done and without whom this deal would not have happened. he's the one that has the deal on his computer. for those of you who know how word document works, he's done 99 percent of it. and lou gerardo, his respect and love for the city of san francisco made this all happen. i want to make, really my comments are mostly addressed to the group of us who sat around the table and it's a 3 word sentence. we showed sif fuss. there were many times
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when it looks like we were pushing an incredibly heavy rock up and even steeper hill and we would never get to the summit and we are here and delighted to be and very much looking forward to the final step of going through the board and putting shovels in the ground we hope sometime in 2013. again, thank you all for coming, thank you for supporting cpmc and our vision to build 2 new hospitals in this wonderful city of san francisco. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you. warren. i would like to introduce barbara garcia the director of public health who has been counseling us through this process and answering questions and
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providing us with staff and expertise and help us understand what we were learning. barbara garcia. >> good morning. this is a very exciting time for the department of public health. i want to give thank yous to mayor lee and i also want to thank our health commission in 2008 they laid out a policy and became the foundation today. in fact my second week on-the-job campaign to us came to work on this issue and the last two years, our staff and our policy director, mark who is our capital consultant along with our cfo has provided a lot to the team. it does take a large community effort to do this. i
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worked closely with the community as well. i want to acknowledge bob through this crowd here and as well as paul kumar. they led that charge for us and i really appreciate the work. we are having an incredible agreement today. two seismically safe hospitals and that's really important. we are in the midst of rebuilding san francisco hospital and i know how important it is to have safe hospitals. some of the important community benefits from this process, but i would like to especially acknowledge warren browner from cpmc, judy lee and michael, we are also working on a lot of projects because of this initial process. again the supervisors
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coming in and lou to finalize this process made it all happen. we should be very proud. there are 30,000 individual when health care reform happens and they qualify for health insurance and this will be a new and safe hospital. thank you so much on behalf of all. [ applause ] >> that's it ladies and gentlemen of the thank david chu and campos. i enjoyed it and glad we are done.
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